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Research in Motion will offer BlackBerry subscribers $100 in select apps to compensate for its service outage. Starting Wednesday, users can download a selection of free paid apps including Photo Editor Ultimate and DriveSafe.ly. More selections will be made available over a month’s time. In other news, Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in both physical and electronic formats. Amazon is looking to cut out publishers and agents, by directly signing authors to its program. Traditional publishers are rightfully outraged, as Amazon has the ability to pay for talent, distribute the books and ship them to your doorstep. And finally, the FCC is implementing rules that force wireless carriers to notify you before making unexpected charges to your bill. The new guidelines will require companies to send you notifications when you’re voice, data or texting limits are being reached.

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Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 18, 2011" by @ShellyPalmer

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